Investment Banking: How to Land a Job on Wall Street

Break into investment banking using this actionable guide covering every topic you need to know to land your dream job.
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Instructed by Zachary Beukema Business / Finance
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  • Contents Video: 3 hours
    Other: 5 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Do you want to work alongside the best and brightest financial minds?

Do you want exposure to senior management, gaining insight into how industry-leading executives view strategy and growth?

Do you want to hone your analytical abilities, sharpen your attention to detail, develop financial modeling skills and learn how to compile presentations fit for the boardroom?

Do you want to work in a challenging, fast-paced industry where you will learn transferrable skills and have the opportunity to break into private equity, join a hedge fund, start your own entrepreneurial venture or attend a top business school?

Then it sounds like you want to work at an investment bank!

But how do you break into Wall Street without a previous internship and without industry connections?

How do you get experience, while needing experience?

How do you go from an underdog candidate, to having more momentum than the top applicants from target schools?

This course provides an action plan for undergraduates and professionals looking to break into the competitive world of investment banking.

With 63 lectures and 4 hours of content we will cover the fundamentals of banking, the hiring and interview process and formulate a tailored networking approach that will allow you to land a job on Wall Street.

Skeptical?

I used the same tactics, scripts and techniques provided in this course to break into Wall Street without any family or personal connections, without a degree from an Ivy League institution and without prior internship or banking experience.

But that's not all!

We will also cover materials that will not only earn you a seat at an investment bank, but also allow you to succeed and excel as a top analyst.

In addition, I will personally respond to any questions you may have as you go through the material. I encourage you to invest in yourself and in these proven tactics that will help you land your dream job!

What are the requirements?

  • A passion for finance
  • Interest in learning how to work at an investment bank
  • No prerequisite knowledge required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Techniques to land a job on Wall Street
  • Understand the fundamentals of investment banking
  • Understand the competitive landscape and inner workings of a bank and an analyst program
  • Gain insight into how to perform as a top analyst
  • Learn about the hiring process, including key players and timing
  • Understand how to effectively minimize candidate risk
  • Craft a personal story, resume, cover letter and positive online presence
  • Form an effective, tailored networking approach
  • Learn specific e-mail techniques and scripts to set up phone conversations and in-person informational interviews
  • Learn how to generate leads and grow a massive network of individuals throughout the industry
  • Understand how to make the most of your current situation, whether a student or business professional
  • Learn how to effectively and efficiently prepare for the interview, including specific topics and resources that can be used and implemented before and after the interview
  • Create a backup plan that will allow you to continue on the path toward landing a job on Wall Street
  • Utilize additional BONUS content

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in landing a job at an investment bank
  • Undergraduate students looking to gain an edge for obtaining a summer internship
  • Professionals looking to make the transition from their current role to Wall Street

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
Course Introduction
Preview
07:36
What is Investment Banking?
01:55
What Does an Investment Bank Do?
01:36
The Competitive Landscape
04:27
Are All Analyst Programs the Same?
05:25
Inside the Walls of the Investment Bank
01:34
Product vs. Industry / Coverage Group
01:53
Understanding Group Structure and the Deal Team
03:37
Finding the Right Culture
01:46
Section 2: Investment Banking Success
Profile of the "Top Analyst"
04:44
Implementing a Balanced Approach
08:03
Section 3: Understanding Our Current Situation
Knowing the Starting Point
01:25
Goal Setting and the Road Ahead
01:01
"Foot in the Door" Strategy
01:59
A Tailored Approach - Working to Our Strengths
03:28
Section 4: The Hiring Process - Players and Timing
The Selection Process
02:44
Minimizing Our Candidate Risk
00:58
Key Stakeholders in the Hiring Process
01:53
Utilizing the "Insider"
00:54
Key Deadlines and Milestones
Preview
02:21
Setting the Timeline
01:01
Taking a Personal Inventory
01:43
Section 5: Materials Required - Tools for Success
Crafting Your Personal Story
00:58
The Resume
05:45
The Cover Letter
02:32
Cultivating a Positive Online Presence
03:46
Section 6: Networking
Networking Mindset and Strategy
03:01
Identifying the Target Investment Banks
03:54
Efficiently Identifying Target Contacts
02:06
Contacting Family and Friends
02:09
Leveraging the Career Center
02:25
Leveraging LinkedIn
05:51
Beginning the Approach
03:39
Setting Up Your E-mail Correctly
01:34
How to Ensure Your E-mail is Read
02:56
Drafting the Initial E-mail
01:32
Waiting for a Reply - How and When to Follow Up
04:02
Lead Generation - Turning a "No" into a "Yes"
01:59
How to Utilize the Referral
02:31
How to Schedule and Prepare for the Initial Phone Call
04:11
Navigating the Initial Phone Call
05:16
The Office Visit or Informational Interview
10:14
Standing out in Group Networking
03:36
Waiting Well
05:43
Section 7: The Interview
The Interview Mindset
02:23
Everything You Need to Know for Your Interview
05:46
How to Prepare in the Final Days Before the Interview
05:08
After Interview Etiquette and Follow-Up
02:37
How to Handle the Dinner Interview
01:59
Covering all the Bases - The Backup Plan
03:30
Section 8: Next Steps and Resources
What You Learned and More
06:12
BONUS - The Review Process
Preview
03:55
BONUS - How to Hit the Ground Running
03:48
BONUS - Keys to Effective Communication
02:39
BONUS - Navigating Key Relationships
02:16
BONUS - Analyst Tips and Best Practices
06:06
BONUS - A "Typical" Day in the Life of an Analyst
01:36
Section 9: Additional Resources
Personal Inventory Checklist
1 page
Resume Template
Article
Recruiting Master File
Article
E-mail and Phone Call Scripts
3 pages
Interview Resources
1 page
All Links Referenced
Article

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Instructor Biography

Zachary Beukema, Entrepreneur

My name is Zachary Beukema. I have a passion for learning, personal development, strategy and travel. I also love helping people discover and pursue their dreams.

After networking my way to Wall Street, I spent two years as a top ranked analyst before being promoted to third year analyst. During my time as an investment banker, I served on recruiting teams, took part in on campus information sessions, pre-interview dinners and helped interview candidates. After three incredible years as an analyst, I decided to turn down my associate promotion to pursue my own entrepreneurial ventures.

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